Combining the ease of a sweater and the comfort of a quilt, the Nest Sweatshirt is a cozy Fall pattern with endless possibilities for customization. Pull together your favorite palette for color-blocking, use our guide for a sawtooth star quilt block, design your own block, add some embroidery, or use a special piece of fabric. Perfect for laying with workout wear, throwing over jeans, or even topping off a skirt or dress, embrace Autumn with our coziest pattern yet.
Nest is sized from 0-34, fitting up to a 61” hip
View A includes a sawtooth star quilt block and has a turned hem and sleeve. View B is color-blocked and includes cuffs and a banded hem. Feel free to mix and match these views to create your perfect Nest Sweatshirt.
We recommend stable knits, such as interlock or sweatshirt fleece for View A. Meg’s sample was made with Birch Organic Interlock, which can be found at our local shop, Freeman’s Creative. For View B sweater knit, french terry, and other drapey knits work well. Ashley’s sample was made using a sweater knit from Stone Mountain and Daughters.
The Nest Sweatshirt has a relaxed fit with positive ease
Drafted for a height of 5’5, It can be lengthened or shortened to suit. For more information on choosing a size and finding your perfect fit, check out this post. If you’ve never sewn a quilt block before, don’t worry! We have a full video sew along to walk you through the steps of piecing your block, and sewing your sweatshirt. Be sure to check this post for tips and inspiration for choosing color, and this post for a guide to finishing your Nest with hand stitching.
We hope you love the cozy Nest Sweatshirt as much as we do, and we can’t wait to see what you make!